The Outpost versus Pandora: A Comparison

The Outpost has completed its run. Since I reviewed the first season HERE, and have watched the remainder through the series finale, it seems appropriate to look back and reflect. The show’s story rolled out over four seasons, starting in 2018. The regular cast consisted of a core group of characters with some shuffling about … Continue reading The Outpost versus Pandora: A Comparison

Part Thirty-Five: Wake Me Up When We Hit 2001. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

It was twenty years ago, but I won’t make any jokes about September 11th. I was standing on the cliffs above the Hudson River and I saw the immediate – and I mean immediate – aftermath of the first plane impact with my own naked eyes. Then radio announcers began breaking the news that something … Continue reading Part Thirty-Five: Wake Me Up When We Hit 2001. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

Part Thirty-Four: Oops!… I Did It Again. 2000, A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

The Year 2000 was the final year of the 20th Century. Technically, the 21st Century didn’t start until January 1st 2001. Just to be pedantic. But although it was only the last year of the 20th, 2000 was still a landmark year in our gaming chronology. So let’s get started. Hasbro Hold on to the … Continue reading Part Thirty-Four: Oops!… I Did It Again. 2000, A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

Part Thirty-Three: Party Like It’s 1999. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

Y2K Nightmare This was a memorable year for a few reasons. Besides all of the “end of the world” lunatics that crop up when hitting a year like 2000 (“so many zeroes!”), our computer-driven world was rocked by the concept of the “Y2K Bug.” Seems that quite a few of the folks who should know … Continue reading Part Thirty-Three: Party Like It’s 1999. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches